Hold on to your wine glasses as two delicious divas dish up a delectable feast of fabulous songs and divine duets in a show that will certainly entertain.
Presenting an eclectic cocktail of operatic highlights (with a twist!), classical and popular songs, sopranos Penny Shaw & Fiona Cooper Smyth will give you memorable morsels of music to tickle your taste buds and satisfy your senses.
Be mesmerized as these two colourful coloratura sopranos rival the role of Violetta as they sing the ultimate operatic party song “Sempre Libera” from Verdi’s La Traviata, or be enthralled as they take your through the heady heights of top d’s, e’s, and f’s in the tour de force of coloratura singing with The Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute sung as a dynamic duet!
Sound bites from Carmen to Carmina Burana, this gourmet menu includes favourites such as “The Barcarolle” from The Tales of Hoffman; “The Flower Duet” from Lakme; and World Cup Hit “Nessun Dorma”, washed down with lighter melodies such as “Nella Fantasia” and hits from the world of musical theatre. From Mozart to Mamma Mia, Queen of the Night to Queen... anything goes! Ensure your windows are insured... DivaLicious are about to perform!
About their singing....
"Absolutely stunning! When you both harmonise, it is particularly beautiful."(Dannii Minogue, singer, actress, TV personality)
"You don't have to appreciate opera to appreciate how beautiful that was. From start to finish - a piece of magic!"Brian McFadden (pop singer from "Westlife", TV celebrity).
"You're like two angels. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Loved it. You know I don't like opera but anything done brilliantly and perfectly is everyone's thing...you've converted me!"(Kyle Sandilands, Radio & TV personality)
About their show...
"Two rival sopranos! Dramatic, funny, even poignant. A treat for those who love good singing and a good laugh. Go Divalicious!" (Ben Elton, comedian, author, playwright, director)
"Great wads of comedy slapped between two divas! Showstopping act from start to finish!" (Jackson B Sutcliff, Lyricist)
"The amazing duo Divalicious - well-schooled, highly experienced opera singers… Moved (the audience) from riotous laughter to deep melancholy and back again, yet always with a light touch….. What was there not to love about this act?...Divalicious rocks!" (Carol Flavell Neist, Reviewer, ArtsHub)
DivaLicious can perform from the following menu:
1) Entrée option:OPENING/CLOSING/IN BETWEEN: a 10-15 minute opening segment of outstanding songs or operatic hits to launch an event.
2) Apperatifs:INCOGNITO: a 10-15 minute “mystery shopper/mystery guest” performance where DivaLicious burst into song in the middle of a crowd or at a function “Incognito!” thus creating a mini scene;
3) Main course option:CONCERT OR DURING DINNER: 1 or 2 hour (or two 30-40 minutes with interval) performance. Time and theme tailored to your requirements.
4) Dessert option:FEATURED SHOW:20- 30 minutes of DivaLicious
Venue:Inside with stage area and piano or backing with PA System (2 mics, mic stands, speakers, sound desk, fold back speaker). If we are outside or in a large room/ballroom where there are soft furnishing and no natural acoustic, mics will be required. Backing tracks can be used if no piano available.
Both Fiona and Penny have a long list of credits to their names, regularly sing with WA Opera and have recently made TV appearances on Channel 7’s “Australia’s Got Talent” as finalists.
As experienced virtuoso sopranos, Fiona and Penny have performed internationally as soloists and as a duo nationally, amusing audiences with their mock-rivalry, humour, and poignancy with their stunning voices and popularizing the opera by singing well known arias and duets - adding their unique musical and theatrical touch to the performance.
As one reviewer said of their full-length show, "DivaLicious - opera rocks!" Are you ready to be touched by DivaLicious...?